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    Sentimental journey...

    Bootham Crescent ... Dean Court: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/sep/16/goodbye-bootham-crescent-the-end-of-an-era-for-york-city Some of the photos of the abandoned ground bring memories of the South End at the old DC. Nice piece written by a true fan.
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    Clock is ticking …

    … transfer window closes Tuesday. If we continue threadbare upfront we’re in for a tricky time this season. Any news??
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    The youth - a first?

    Well, well - our youngsters are doing something special. When was the last time we had half a dozen "kids" playing with this quality? In over 60 years of watching Boscombe I can't remember a crop like this. After tonight there'll be scouts looking at Anthony, Zemura, Rossi, Kilkenny and co ...
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    Cherries ... or marshmallows??

    We’re soft, an increasingly easy touch for sides with some energy and beef. Week after week now we offer 20 minutes of pretty stuff and then get steamrollered. Weird, with players like Lerma and Pearson on the pitch. Collectively, we flop as soon as the pressure comes on. Surely an issue of...
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    Joe Bryan

    Rumour, rumour ... Joe Bryan coming our way if Fulham get King. Left back who scored for FFC in the playoffs last season. Also (like Kelly) a former BCFC player. Info from Fulham fans, may be speculation ...
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    Signings - who/what do we want?

    Only a few days until the new transfer window, January 2 - February 1. IN - energetic, creative midfielder, maybe striker. OUT - King.
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    Hassenhuttl says “anything is possible”.

    Well, well. Is he a student of the Eddie School of Motivation? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54743358
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    Deadline danger

    Very close to transfer deadline now. If the club has really been negotiating for reinforcements someone needs to act quickly - there's little point in playing transfer poker if we're left with nothing on Friday. Last January we failed to bring in key recruits, of which the most important was a...
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    The middle third ...

    We’re still short of a creative midfielder. We rush the ball through the middle third when forwards aren’t in position. Also, by failing to hold for crucial seconds we put pressure on the defence. This was Eddie’s biggest weakness over the past two years IMO and we’re still too hurried in the...
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    Wanted - an onfield leader

    Top priority for the new manager - a player to lead by example on the pitch. We need someone with grit and energy - and the confidence to take charge when things go wrong (as they did week after week last season). Neither Francis nor S Cook were up to it as captains and the battling Gozza sadly...
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    Fight or flight?

    Of all the teams that have played since the PL resumed we surely get the award for the most negative and ineffective performance. At the bottom end of the table only Norwich have looked out of it - and their squad isn’t a patch on ours. Villa, Watford, Brighton, Newcastle have all given it a go...
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    Midfield conundrum ...

    Missed last night with flu, so didn’t get a proper view of the line-up. Reports and highlights suggest Solanke played a different role, linking more closely with Lerma and Billing. Was this a sort of midfield three, with Solanke coming from deep? If so, suggests Eddie had another go at the...
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    It’s all about the midfield ...

    Week after week we’re overrun in midfield. Not only does Eddie persist with just two but the two aren’t up to the job ...it’s bizarre that he doesn’t see this. Week after week it’s lateral passing at the back and no serious midfield options - ie no one to carry the ball, hold and pass. Instead...
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    Buy to survive

    Solent commentary saying that Max D is in town for discussions with Eddie and Co. Will he spend? If no recruitment in January we are surely in a relegation struggle until the bitter end. So BUY: midfield battler required plus a goalscorer. Ibe, Smith out, possibly Fraser. IN? ... Joe Allen and...
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    Buy or die??

    We’ve no one to move the ball creatively from midfield .... no one to stitch things together. Where’s our Aaron Mooy? Bite the bullet and spend on a decent midfield leader, cos Billing - the latest acquisition - ain’t doing it. Whatever we spend will be an investment in PL status. Don’t hesitate...
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    Our injuries...

    The one table where we’re top of the PL is the current injuries. Now Danjuma and H Wilson out - no sooner do we get one back (King) than two more go down. Am I correct? ... Smith, S Cook, Ake, Daniels, Kelly, Brooks, H Wilson, C Wilson, Danjuma, poss King. Are there others? The cumulative total...
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    “Bournemouth have lost their way” - Guardian

    “I saw them at Crystal Palace this month and was shocked by how flat their performance was. They did not seem to have any idea how to create chances. ... I think they have lost their way, in terms of their brand of football and have been unable to adapt and find a new way of winning.” This...
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    Ake £80 million?

    Manchester Evening News has this: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-nathan-ake-transfer-17058794 According to this report, the recent Man City defeats plus an injury crisis in defence mean Guardiola is ready to bid for Nathan. £80mn looks right - in...
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    PL managerial vacancies coming up??

    Everton, Tottenham?? Don’t like the look of this - our man would surely be in the frame.
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    Twickets - problem

    Trying to get a SheffU ticket for my son (registered with Afcb, and with points). Can't make Twickets work, despite many attempts. Anyone else with this problem? And does anyone have a spare, or not attending on Saturday? Please let me know - thanks.